1981 German Grand Prix


Entry list Qualifying results Starting grid
Fastest Laps Classification Lap Leaders


Race details

Official Race Name XLIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Date Sunday, 2 August 1981
Local Start Time 14:00 h
Event German GP
Circuit Hockenheim
Round 10 of 15
Entries 30
Qualifiers 24
Finishers 15
Race distance 6789 m 45 laps = 305.505 km
Pole position Right
First corner Right
Track direction Clockwise
Weather Hot, Dry



Entry List

Car
No.
Entrant Driver Car Engine Tyres Lubricant
1
TAG Williams Team Alan Jones Williams FW07D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Mobil
2
TAG Williams Team Carlos Reutemann Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Mobil
3
Tyrrell Racing Team Eddie Cheever Tyrrell 011 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Valvoline
4
Tyrrell Racing Team Michele Alboreto Tyrrell 010 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Valvoline
5
Parmalat Racing Team Nélson Piquet Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Elf
6
Parmalat Racing Team Hector Rebaque Brabham BT49C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear Elf
7
Marlboro McLaren International John Watson McLaren MP4/1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin Unipart
8
Marlboro McLaren International Andrea de Cesaris McLaren MP4/1 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin Unipart
9
Team ATS Slim Borgudd ATS HGS Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Shell
11
John Player Team Lotus Elio de Angelis Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear -
12
John Player Team Lotus Nigel Mansell Lotus 87 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Goodyear -
14
Ensign Racing Eliseo Salazar Ensign N180B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Valvoline
15
Equipe Renault Elf Alain Prost Renault RE30 Renault 1.5 V6T Michelin Elf
16
Equipe Renault Elf René Arnoux Renault RE30 Renault 1.5 V6TMichelin Elf
17
March Grand Prix Team Derek Daly March 811 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon -
20
Fittipaldi Automotive Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin Valvoline
21
Fittipaldi Automotive Chico Serra Fittipaldi F8C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin Valvoline
22
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo 179C Alfa Romeo 3.0 V12Michelin Agip
23
Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo 179C Alfa Romeo 3.0 V12Michelin Agip
25
Equipe Talbot Gitanes Patrick Tambay Ligier JS17 Matra 3.0 V12Michelin Elf
26
Equipe Talbot Gitanes Jacques Laffite Ligier JS17 Matra 3.0 V12Michelin Elf
27
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 1.5 V6TMichelin Agip
28
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Didier Pironi Ferrari 126CK Ferrari 1.5 V6TMichelin Agip
29
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Riccardo Patrese Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Pirelli Valvoline
30
Ragno Arrows Beta Racing Team Siegfried Stohr Arrows A3 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Pirelli Valvoline
31
Osella Squadra Corse Beppe Gabbiani Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin -
32
Osella Squadra Corse Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella FA1B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Michelin -
33
Theodore Racing Team Marc Surer Theodore TY01 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Avon Valvoline
35
Candy Toleman Motorsport Brian Henton Toleman TG181 Hart 1.5 L4TPirelli BP
36
Candy Toleman Motorsport Derek Warwick Toleman TG181 Hart 1.5 L4TPirelli BP


Qualification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
1'47.50
- - 227.353
2
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
1'47.96
0.46 100.4% 226.384
3
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
1'48.43
0.93 100.9% 225.403
4
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
1'48.49
0.99 100.9% 225.278
5
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
1'49.00
1.50 101.4% 224.224
6
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
1'49.03
1.53 101.4% 224.162
7
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
1'49.28
1.78 101.7% 223.649
8
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
1'49.44
1.94 101.8% 223.322
9
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
1'49.52
2.02 101.9% 223.159
10
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
1'49.58
2.08 101.9% 223.037
11
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
1'50.00
2.50 102.3% 222.185
12
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'50.64
3.14 102.9% 220.900
13
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
1'50.65
3.15 102.9% 220.880
14
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
1'50.74
3.24 103.0% 220.701
15
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
1'50.86
3.36 103.1% 220.462
16
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
1'51.17
3.67 103.4% 219.847
17
32
Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella / Ford
1'52.19
4.69 104.4% 217.848
18
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
1'52.19
4.69 104.4% 217.848
19
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'52.21
4.71 104.4% 217.809
20
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
1'52.54
5.04 104.7% 217.171
21
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
1'52.65
5.15 104.8% 216.959
22
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
1'52.85
5.35 105.0% 216.574
23
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
1'53.16
5.66 105.3% 215.981
24
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
1'53.19
5.69 105.3% 215.924
dnq
20
Keke Rosberg Fittipaldi / Ford
1'53.28
5.78 105.4% 215.752
dnq
35
Brian Henton Toleman / Hart
1'53.31
5.81 105.4% 215.695
dnq
31
Beppe Gabbiani Osella / Ford
1'53.39
5.89 105.5% 215.543
dnq
36
Derek Warwick Toleman / Hart
1'53.58
6.08 105.7% 215.182
dnq
4
Michele Alboreto Tyrrell / Ford
1'53.69
6.19 105.8% 214.974
dnq
21
Chico Serra Fittipaldi / Ford
1'54.89
7.39 106.9% 212.729


Starting grid


2

René Arnoux
Renault / Renault
1'47.96
1

Alain Prost
Renault / Renault
1'47.50

4

Alan Jones
Williams / Ford
1'48.49
3

Carlos Reutemann
Williams / Ford
1'48.43

6

Nélson Piquet
Brabham / Ford
1'49.03
5

Didier Pironi
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'49.00

8

Gilles Villeneuve
Ferrari / Ferrari
1'49.44
7

Jacques Laffite
Ligier / Matra
1'49.28

10

Andrea de Cesaris
McLaren / Ford
1'49.58
9

John Watson
McLaren / Ford
1'49.52

12

Mario Andretti
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'50.64
11

Patrick Tambay
Ligier / Matra
1'50.00

14

Elio de Angelis
Lotus / Ford
1'50.74
13

Riccardo Patrese
Arrows / Ford
1'50.65

16

Hector Rebaque
Brabham / Ford
1'51.17
15

Nigel Mansell
Lotus / Ford
1'50.86

18

Eddie Cheever
Tyrrell / Ford
1'52.19
17

Jean-Pierre Jarier
Osella / Ford
1'52.19

20

Slim Borgudd
ATS / Ford
1'52.54
19

Bruno Giacomelli
Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
1'52.21

22

Marc Surer
Theodore / Ford
1'52.85
21

Derek Daly
March / Ford
1'52.65

24

Siegfried Stohr
Arrows / Ford
1'53.19
23

Eliseo Salazar
Ensign / Ford
1'53.16


Fastest Laps

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Lap Time Gap Percentage Speed
(km/h)
1
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
4
1'52.42 - - 217.403
2
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
7
1'52.60 0.18 100.2% 217.055
3
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
4
1'53.51 1.09 101.0% 215.315
4
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
3
1'53.69 1.27 101.1% 214.974
5
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
13
1'54.47 2.05 101.8% 213.509
6
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
4
1'54.61 2.19 101.9% 213.248
7
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
20
1'54.84 2.42 102.2% 212.821
8
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
13
1'54.96 2.54 102.3% 212.599
9
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
10
1'55.25 2.83 102.5% 212.064
10
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
17
1'55.31 2.89 102.6% 211.954
11
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
8
1'55.55 3.13 102.8% 211.514
12
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
4
1'55.56 3.14 102.8% 211.495
12
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
42
1'55.56 3.14 102.8% 211.495
14
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
4
1'55.82 3.40 103.0% 211.021
15
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
8
1'55.98 3.56 103.2% 210.729
16
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
5
1'56.15 3.73 103.3% 210.421
17
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
3
1'56.20 3.78 103.4% 210.330
18
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
5
1'56.21 3.79 103.4% 210.312
19
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
16
1'56.26 3.84 103.4% 210.222
20
32
Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella / Ford
42
1'56.61 4.19 103.7% 209.591
21
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
7
1'56.70 4.28 103.8% 209.429
22
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
7
1'56.74 4.32 103.8% 209.358
23
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
16
1'56.89 4.47 104.0% 209.089
24
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
1
2'01.67 9.25 108.2% 200.874


Classification

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Time Gap/
Retirement
Speed
(km/h)
1
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
45
1:25'55.60 - 213.325
2
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
45
1:26'07.12 11.52 212.849
3
26
Jacques Laffite Ligier / Matra
45
1:27'00.20 1'04.60 210.685
4
6
Hector Rebaque Brabham / Ford
45
1:27'35.29 1'39.69 209.278
5
3
Eddie Cheever Tyrrell / Ford
45
1:27'46.12 1'50.52 208.848
6
7
John Watson McLaren / Ford
44
1:26'07.42 1 Lap 208.107
7
11
Elio de Angelis Lotus / Ford
44
1:26'19.98 1 Lap 207.603
8
32
Jean-Pierre Jarier Osella / Ford
44
1:26'21.66 1 Lap 207.535
9
22
Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
44
1:26'36.73 1 Lap 206.934
10
27
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari / Ferrari
44
1:26'54.36 1 Lap 206.234
11
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
44
1:26'56.72 1 Lap 206.141
12
30
Siegfried Stohr Arrows / Ford
44
1:27'03.61 1 Lap 205.869
13
16
René Arnoux Renault / Renault
44
1:27'28.12 1 Lap 204.907
14
33
Marc Surer Theodore / Ford
43
1:25'40.61 Suspension 204.438
15
23
Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo
43
1:26'00.05 2 Laps 203.668
ret
14
Eliseo Salazar Ensign / Ford
39
1:26'46.24 Not classified 183.083
ret
9
Slim Borgudd ATS / Ford
35
1:12'30.94 Engine 196.604
ret
2
Carlos Reutemann Williams / Ford
27
51'32.29 Engine 213.399
ret
29
Riccardo Patrese Arrows / Ford
27
52'30.36 Engine 209.465
ret
25
Patrick Tambay Ligier / Matra
27
52'42.14 Transmission 208.685
ret
17
Derek Daly March / Ford
15
37'27.99 Suspension 163.082
ret
12
Nigel Mansell Lotus / Ford
12
23'52.01 Fuel leak 204.806
ret
8
Andrea de Cesaris McLaren / Ford
4
7'54.82 Collision 205.892
ret
28
Didier Pironi Ferrari / Ferrari
1
2'01.67 Electrical 200.874


Lap Leaders

Pos. Car
No.
Driver Car / Engine Laps Led Percentage
1
15
Alain Prost Renault / Renault
20
44%
2
1
Alan Jones Williams / Ford
18
40%
3
5
Nélson Piquet Brabham / Ford
7
16%

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